Most young people worry that the world is totally screwed, according to new survey

Climate change stressing you out? Government inaction about it triggering your anxiety? According to a new global study, more than 60 percent of young people aged 16 to 25 are "very worried" or "extremely worried" about the climate and almost half said that their eco-anxiety impacts their daily lives. The survey by Bath University and collaborating institutions included responses from 10,000 young people in 10 countries. From the BBC News:

The lead author, Caroline Hickman from Bath University, told BBC News: "This shows eco-anxiety is not just for environmental destruction alone, but inextricably linked to government inaction on climate change. The young feel abandoned and betrayed by governments.

"We're not just measuring how they feel, but what they think. Four out of 10 are hesitant to have children."…

Young people were asked their views on the following statements:

* People have failed to care for the planet: 83% agreed globally, UK 80%

* The future is frightening: 75%, UK 72%

* Governments are failing young people: 65%, UK 65%

* Governments can be trusted: 31%, UK 28%

image (cropped): Average surface air temperatures from 2011 to 2020 compared to the 1951-1980 average, NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, Key and Title by uploader (Eric Fisk) – (public domain)